Sally OSullivan AvDip MA MBACP UKCP

Sally OSullivan AvDip MA MBACP UKCP

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The Hudson Centre
13 John Princes Street
London
W1G 0JR

London
W2

07767 684966

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The Hudson Centre
13 John Princes Street
London
W1G 0JR

London
W2

07767 684966

About me

At a time of stress, distress or decision, meeting with an impartial professional can provide time and space for you as an individual or couple to think, talk and reflect.

I provide individual and couple counselling psychotherapy in a safe, confidential space where you can talk about your difficulties and concerns. Understanding what matters to you is my first task as a therapist. In seeking a closer understanding of what matters to you, psychotherapy provides insights into why you make the choices you do and can help you understand what new possibilities are open to you. Therapy aims to clarify issues central to you in a way that is non-judgemental and down to earth, allowing you to develop a deepening awareness of aspects of your life that you may find problematic or confusing. Changing the dynamic by adding an experienced ear can defuse a difficult situation, providing a comfortable, safe and confidential arena in which to work things through.

My style is warm and non-judgemental, attentive to your experiences, emotions and thoughts. It is through clarifying anxious and problematic aspects of your life that you to develop a greater understanding of yourself and realise and reconnect with the emotional intelligence you already possess. Working together we will establish a greater recognition of your resources and strengths empowering you to meet the challenges of your life and to make better and safer choices.

I have a wide range of experience, but my speciality is in the continuum of addiction, compulsivity or the various forms of striving, perfection, reward or control that manifest in people’s lives. Clients often struggle with compulsive behaviour and are perplexed by their inability to reduce it or stop. I have worked in the NHS and I have specialist training in addictive and compulsive disorders. I also work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, self-esteem and relationship issues.

In my work with couples, I look at reoccurring problems, explore communication styles and emotional and relational organisation. As an experienced couples therapist, I can support you in changing a dynamic or defusing a volatile or difficult situation.

I offer evening and daytime appointments. Sessions last 50 minutes, meeting usually once a week preferably at a regular time. The rhythm of regular weekly meetings, creates a stable arena for change.

Working effectively and ethically is important to me. I adhere to the UKCP code of ethics and my work is regularly supervised. I keep up to date with developments in the field, regularly attending courses, workshops and other professional development activities.

At a time of stress, distress or decision, meeting with an impartial professional can provide time and space for you as an individual or couple to think, talk and reflect.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBACP
  • MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • I completed a Research Dissertation on addictive behaviours for an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at Regents College, London
  • Diploma in Couples counselling
  • Workplace counsellor with Metropolotian Police
  • Addiction Counsellor with Hudson Centre
  • Psychotherapist at Cassiobury Court Rehabilitation Centre
  • NHS Work Place Counselling at St Mary's Hospital

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial Contact

Get in touch by email or phone and we can briefly discuss your situation and arrange to meet for an initial session.

The initial session gives you a chance to see how you feel about working together and explore what you want to get from counselling. It is important that you select a therapist that you feel is right for you; someone you sense you can work with and who understands your goals. Should you want to go ahead we can plan how to proceed and either structure a number of sessions for short-term counselling or begin open-ended therapy. On commencing therapy we will review our progress at regular intervals, both reflecting on work and re-evaluating goals together should it be necessary. Should I not have available space or be the right counsellor for you, I may be able to suggest other therapists.

Sessions

I work Monday to Saturday offering evening and daytime appointments in central and west London. Sessions last 50 minutes, meeting usually once a week preferably at a regular time. The rhythm of regular weekly meetings, creates a stable arena for change.

Location

I see clients in two beautiful practices; one close to Oxford Street, the other in Clerkenwell. I also see clients in Notting Hill.

Fees

Individual therapy is £70-£100 per session - couples counselling £120 - £160 depending on location. This is payable in cash at the end of each session or by bank transfer. I can provide you with a receipt. I occasionally have some low-cost places.

Further information

There are several misconceptions about who attends therapy. Some consider a mental health diagnosis or emotional crisis a prerequisite for seeing a therapist. People choose to see a therapist for different reasons; at times of loss or distress, to attempt to understand negative patterns or to explore a specific problem.

One may rationalise one's problems are not as bad or as extreme as others people's. Struggling with an issue that you sense you should be able to handle can feel overwhelming and isolating. We become adept at managing to live with situations we believe we cannot change and consequently we feel stuck or cut off from what is important in our lives.

The process of counselling is to try to make sense of your experience and help you access the tools with which to live more fully and meaningfully.

Maps & Directions

London, W1G 0JR
London, W2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Monday to Friday offering evening appointments in central and west London. Wednesday afternoon/evening from Clerkenwell. I see couples on Saturday in W1.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples